NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 599
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 366 OF THE PUBLIC‑LOCAL LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA OF 1939, AS AMENDED, BEING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That Chapter 366, Public‑Local Laws of the General Assembly of North Carolina of 1939, as amended, being the Charter of the City of Charlotte, is hereby further amended by adding at the end of Section 31 thereof the following new subsection:
"(45) To appropriate annually, through and including the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, in the discretion of the City Council, such amounts as are found to be reasonably necessary and adequate for the purpose of advertising the advantages of the City to attract business, industry and potential citizens to locate in the area and thereby increase the wealth, prosperity and general welfare of the City. Such appropriations shall be restricted to revenues derived from sources other than taxes levied and collected by the City; shall not exceed the amount of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) annually; and shall be used exclusively for advertising the advantages of the City and not for the purpose of promoting private business or property interests. Such funds may be expended directly by the City or appropriated to any public or private agency, association or organization which, in the judgment of the City Council, is competent to carry out a program of advertising meeting the objectives of the City Council. In the latter event, any funds so appropriated shall be expended under the direction and control of the City Council for the foregoing purpose, and no part of the funds so appropriated shall be mingled with other funds of the receiving agency, association or organization nor expended for any other purpose than the expenses of advertising the advantages of the City; no expenditure of such funds shall be made unless and until specific advertising and the cost thereof is first submitted to and approved by the City Council, and an accounting of the expenditure of such funds shall be made and submitted to the City Council on or before June 30 of each year and at such other times as the City Council may require."
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall become effective upon its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 11th day of June, 1963.